P.T.-inspired first-person horror game Allison Road has been cancelled.
Developer Lilith made the announcement on Twitter. "Sadly Allison Road had to be cancelled," the developer said. "Thx for all your support and very sad it came 2 this."
This cancellation is surprising as Allison Road had launched a reasonably successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £146K (towards a £250k goal) before Lilith cancelled it midway through when Worms publisher Team17 stepped in and offered a more appealing publishing deal.
The developer never explained why the game was cancelled, though it did offer the following statement on Facebook:
"After a long consideration between Team17 and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement to end our collaboration on publishing Allison Road under Team17's Games label. Sometime things pan out differently than expected as game development and publishing have so many layers of complexity... We'd like to especially thank everyone for their support through-out, it has and will always be appreciated!"
Publisher Team17 the offered the following statement to VG24/7:
"After a long consideration between Lilith owner Chris Kesler and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement to end our collaboration on publishing Allison Road under Team17's Games label. We love the concept and value Chris' talent highly, but sometime things pan out differently than expected as game development and publishing have so many layers of complexity. The whole team here wish all the best to Chris on his current and future projects for which, before being a business partner, we are also a fan."
Neither of these statements explain the circumstances that led to Allison Road being cancelled. We've asked Team17 for further clarification and will update if we find out more.
Here's the 13-minute video of Allison Road that went viral, turning the small project into a widely anticipated affair: